Meso Maya - Ft. Worth

4.5
326 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
MESO MAYA’S kitchen is led by Nico Sanchez, the executive chef.

Chef Nico’s love for the culinary arts started at age nine, when he worked for a bakery, making deliveries and assisting in the kitchen in Mexico. Nico honed his skills at several restaurants throughout the country, in states such as Vera Cruz, where he learned about seafood, dried chilies, and making sauces from scratch, and Oaxaca, where he perfected tamale-making techniques. In 1996 he left Mexico for DFW so he could pursue his goal of becoming a renowned chef. By traveling from state to state throughout Mexico, Chef Nico learned many of the culinary skills that patrons in the area enjoy every day. Chef Nico earned his reputation within the Dallas restaurant scene by working at Cuba Libre, The Porch, Hibiscus, and Meso Maya. His food is celebrated for its complexity, unique presentation, and fresh flavors (thanks, in part, to his love of gardening—he grows peppers, tomatoes, squash, and onions).
What 326 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! The staff is friendly and helpful. The ceviche was really good. Matthew was our server, and he did a great job!

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vipJana2beach
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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vipMarkW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!!! Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Saturday for me and my moms birthday, our server was funny kind and on top of her game , I can not remember her name but we sat in the high top by the bar , she attended to all our needs!

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LloydO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food tasted great but just very skimpy on the meat portion. Lots of tortilla, cheese filling and sauce but little meat

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Other than people had there dogs there. I didn’t like that.

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were exceptional. Drinks were phenomenal. We had a homemade bloody mary and avocado margarita...AMAZING! Enjoyed their version of fajitas and guacamole was exceptional.

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GregA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipJana2beach
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they are open again & the food & drinks are amazing! We love our server, Matthew! He's always the best!

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vipdietz3
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice time. Great server. Hayley. Like the Comet

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JulieE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Meso Maya has reopened. The dining and service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Was very disappointed at my experience this time around. I waited 7 months to dine it at this location because it used to be my favorite restaurant. I expected more in food quality. Personally, nothing was the same, not the queso, not the mole, and not the Serrano enchiladas. I am not sure if I would go back anytime soon 😕

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just an ok meal. Service was off and food was just ok.

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LauraM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never eaten at this restaurant. We were delighted with the food (unique and delicious). The atmosphere was very nice and the staff were attentive. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! So glad they’re open again.

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RonnieE
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I am happy that this restaurant is open. The menu options are smaller, but the food still tastes great. Would like La Novela back on the menu if possible. It is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and so glad Meso Maya is open again

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by our waiter Javier. Food came out very prompt and met all expectations.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 13 March 2020

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and Javier's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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vipNancy
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience! Service was very good and the food great!

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi Nancy - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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vipPatrickD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waitress! Always love seeing her and talking to her!

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YadiraM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host made us feel welcome. Food was delish. Our server was efficient and courteous

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Yadira - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank goodness we made reservations for Saturday night because the place was PACKED! We have been to Meso a couple of times before and absolutely loved it, this time we brought some friends along for the ride on National Margarita Day. We were seated immediately at a booth near the kitchen and had fast service the entire time, our server was sweet and attentive. The bartender made a virgin margarita for our friend who is pregnant and she enjoyed it. Brisket queso, seafood enchiladas, and steak tacos were delicious! My husband always gets the carne asada “rare” but this time it came out cooked all the way through. We notified the waitress who assured us the problem would be taken care of. Another server (LT (?) I think was her name- she had actually waited on us before and was awesome as well) came over within a few minutes and explained that they don’t do the steak rare but could send it back and have another prepared. Strange, that is how he has ordered it at least twice before. He decided to just keep the steak since the rest of us had already began eating but did say that it was a little tough. Everything else was so good I can’t even take a point off for that lol plus, he finished his plate so it must not have been THAT tough :) we had flan and chocolate cake for dessert and both were very good. Can’t wait to visit again during the warmer weather and have a drink out on the patio!

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 25 February 2020

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - we appreciate your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and your party and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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PaulaP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait was long even though we had a reservation. Food was good. Our server was great

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 18 February 2020

Hi Paula - Sorry about the wait, but we're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our staff's service too. It was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 2nd visit to this location. We had reservations and were sit promptly on Valentines weekend. Although I made reservations a couple weeks prior we were seated on patio. Thats my only complaint. It was a bit noisy and you could barely hear music due to a large dinner party seated by us. I had chicken enchiladas Serrano my husband had one with mole sauce. Our friends had carne asada. It was all delicious. I had swirl margarita which was very good and strong, def a good choice. We will be back for sure!!

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 18 February 2020

Hi - Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us for Valentine's Day - it was a pleasure to serve you and your husband. We're thrilled to hear that you both enjoyed your visit with us and plan on coming back to see us again soon - we look forward to it. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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Rainy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Javier was very diligent in keeping us informed about our food along with his knowledge of the food. Very great service can’t wait to go back!! 😊

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 18 February 2020

Hi Rainy - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and Javier's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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vipgelat
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I had to get up and fill my own water TWO times. Also had to ask for more chips and salsa, and flag a manager down for the check. Waitress was invisible.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Overall the food was amazing! Service was okay, although we felt a little rushed by our server. Would have been nice if he offered dessert instead of just dropping off our check. We wish our server would have introduced himself and talked about featured drinks or any specials if there were any.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi - Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback. Your comments are important to us and we are working to address them with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve our guest experience for future patrons. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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MarciaN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

First table assigned was high top- I can not sit at those. Next- front patio with outside air blowing the wall?draes wide open. Third- side patio, with families and very loud children. Sat next to "wall". Wore my coat all through the meal. I expected to be inside with the adults, as I had made reservations for the appointed time slot. Food was excellent but issues with service also. Not my idea of a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect date night or special occasion dinner. We love the carne asada!

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you're a fan of ours - we appreciate your kind words. It's always a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent as always but the bar service was very slow.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi - Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear that you have consistently enjoyed our food but we're disappointed that you found our bar staff's service a bit lacking.. Sorry about that. We appreciate you bringing the matter to our attention and are working to address your concerns appropriately. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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PhillipH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, service was a little slow especially from the bar area.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Phillip - Thanks for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and we appreciate your feedback on our service - we are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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YvetteM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff was helpful with our birthday cake. Our waiter was very friendly. Wish you had a location in the North Tarrant area.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 12 February 2020

Hi Yvette - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and our staff's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Server was very energetic and attentive. Food was delicious

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 21 February 2020

Hi - Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your experience with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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MARIAJ
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicharrones appetizer was delicious! Excellent customer service from the waitress.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 4 February 2020

Hi Maria - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and our staff's service - it was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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vipFernandoH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was very poor

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vipJana2beach
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Matthew is awesome!
Food, Drinks were very good!

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi Jana - Thanks for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food, drinks, and our staff's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise to Matthew specifically. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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vipCold
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food tasted great but was a little cold.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 21 January 2020

Hi - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food but are disappointed that the food was a bit cold... Sorry about that! We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention and are working to address them with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve. Hope to serve you again in the future.

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AngieH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Mom’s birthday-great time with great company and great food!!

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 14 January 2020

Hi Angie - Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us for your mom's birthday - it was a pleasure to serve you and happy birthday to her. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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vipMrMikie
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Greeted promptly at the door by the Manager/Owner and seated immediately. Our Server was there promptly and took our drink orders. We were offered the Brunch as well as the Lunch Menus and all ordered the Brunch selections. The food came just on time, appetizers first, and was fresh, hot and tasty! We will be back.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi MrMikie - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and that you plan on coming back to see us again in the future - we look forward to it. Be sure to check us out on Facebook too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Ambience was great. Overall an awesome place.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth
Responded on 6 January 2020

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our ambience alike - it was an absolute pleasure to have you join us as a guest. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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FAQs

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (682) 316-8266.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth is rated 4.5 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.